Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) is now Microsoft Deployment!
The RC1 release and new name for the fourth generation deployment Solution Accelerator, Microsoft Deployment is available from today. Previous Beta releases have been using the code name "Deployment 4" to refer to Microsoft Deployment before the name was finalised.
Microsoft Deployment is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. It unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console and collection of guidance. Microsoft Deployment adds integration with recently released Microsoft deployment technologies to create a single path for image creation and deployment using:
New Features in Microsoft Deployment
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 support, with the following features:
Lite Touch Installation (LTI) support for Windows Server 2008:
Lite Touch Installation (LTI) enhancements:
Lite Touch Installation (LTI) multicast support:
Where to Find Microsoft Deployment
Microsoft Deployment is available as an open beta download.
Join the Microsoft Deployment Connection program on Microsoft Connect.
If you are already registered for the program, click here.
Desktop Deployment Center on Microsoft TechNet
System Center Configuration Manager on Microsoft TechNet
System Center Configuration Manager evaluation software on Microsoft TechNet
Windows Server 2008 on Microsoft TechNet
I will be covering Microsoft Deployment RC1 in more detail over forthcoming blogs